I have a broody serama sitting on half a dozen eggs for the last two weeks. Candled today when she snuck out to eat. Most look undeveloped but two look almost completely black inside. I can't see movement or veins but they are very small eggs. Are these eggs bad? Since they haven't been laying too long I expected a lower fertility rate but was really surprised to see so little success.
I have some fertile serama egg in the incubator that I have already candled for development (7 out of 9 still good), should I leave them there or place them under my broody hen? They are on day 5. This is a new laying hen who went broody right after she started laying. She seems pretty determined though :)
My batch of mail order incubated serama chicks didn't make it, ten of twenty didn't even try to develop, most of the rest early deaths, only two to lockdown- one died in shell never absorbed any yolk, the other internally pipped but never came out.
These little birds are definitely tricky!